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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both of those dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    velvet West Jordan, UT, United States 02-07-12
    velvet West Jordan, UT, United States 02-07-12
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    "I loved Tina Fey reading her book"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Hearing it read in Tina Fey's own voice made it much more enjoyable then reading it in print. I liked the book over all but Fey really adds to it.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I would compare it to any other comedy written by someone about themself. They are self deprecating and share stories some people may not normally share about themselves.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Tina Fey as herself.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I wouldn't say anything moved me but it was fun hearing stories and experiences that are common to the normal, non celebrity person.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very fun book to listen to and I would highly recommend it.

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    Barbara Olympia, WA, United States 02-07-12
    Barbara Olympia, WA, United States 02-07-12
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    "Tina Fey is great!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is hilarious and beneath the show business seems real like many of us other women.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many were great...the bermuda cruise for people who fear flying, the breast nazis, the YMCA


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All laughs!


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    Dzila 02-07-12
    Dzila 02-07-12
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    "Gotta love Tina Fey but I got bored :("
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    Tina is great, she has a grea sense of humour and she's super smart! Not a lot of comedians are. I would try another book from her, but I prefer to watch her on TV.


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would. It's a funny and easy to listen to book especially that it's narrated by Tina herself.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I watch 30 Rock, and listening to Bossypants, Tina gives the book a 3rd dimension. I doubt that the normal reading experience could be anywhere close to the fun experience this audiobook provides.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not really, because it's not a story, it's more of mini stories, snippets from Tina's professional life. It's entertaining to listen to, but I don't see as a hit in a movie frame.


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    Candice 02-06-12
    Candice 02-06-12
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    "Loved It!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, sensitive, interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her first meeting with Lorne Michaels.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    For those who love Tina Fey and are not sensitive to the F-bomb! I already knew she was smart and funny; she is strong, courageous, and insightful, too. It was fun to hear her read it. Plus, I enjoyed the PDF file with the pictures. Great book!

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    Matthew Midland City, AL, United States 02-06-12
    Matthew Midland City, AL, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Book, Great Narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is a great writer. But she is also an amazing performer. In this audio book, you get the two combined.


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Much of Tina Fey's humor is conveyed through subtle inflection and the essence of her personality. Experiencing her reading the book gives you a much better chance to capture the full humor and spirit of the book.


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    Michelle 02-06-12
    Michelle 02-06-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Really Funny!!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    To sum up this


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina described how 30 Rock came to be and her transition from SNL to 30 Rock.


    What aspect of Tina Fey’s performance would you have changed?

    I would have asked her to sl-o-o-o-w down and take more breaths; let the audience take it all in at a slower pace.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Her description of her involvement with the Sarah Palin sketch and how all of it transpired was hysterical and gave a more personal side to the Tina who was making fun of then-Gov. Palin.


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    caodagua 02-06-12
    caodagua 02-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Competent and funny, but...."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not my story to change...


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it to all my women friends


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes. Overall the production was competent and professional


    Do you think Bossypants needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. Fey, although a highly talented comic writer and very funny in certain roles, has made her point in as much as the comedy industry is male dominated. How she dealt with it is interesting to her and those who wish to follow in her footsteps. but it's done.


    Any additional comments?

    good first effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Hamilton, OH, United States 02-06-12
    Chris Hamilton, OH, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    what was the point of this story? I did not care for this book and would not recommend


    What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

    The story. what makes her story so unique? Guess I am not a Tina Fey fan


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Tiverton, RI, United States 02-06-12
    Susan Tiverton, RI, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilarious"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Listening to Tina Fey reading her own words had me laughing out loud while I walked listening to my Ipod. I must have looked like a lunatic!


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    amy Portsmouth, NH, United States 02-06-12
    amy Portsmouth, NH, United States 02-06-12
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    "funny & insightful"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    loved Tina Fey reading her own story... she is funny and yet genuine. You know she is telling the truth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her short and quick


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is SO quick with her potty mouth that you wished you had that kind of talent!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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